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France Nuyen ACTOR


France Nuyen was born on July 31st, 1939 in Marseille, France with the birth name France Nguyen Van Nga.  She was raised by a cousin in France and had a troubled abusive childhood, which later lead to her earning a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and after her career as an actress she found work as a family practice counselor working with abused children and women.  In 1989 she was awarded the 'Woman of the Year' award in Los Angeles, California for her work as a psychologist.

As an actress she is most remembered for her role on the television series, "Star Trek" (1966) portraying 'the Dohlman of Elas'.  Her career as an actress began when she was working as a seamstress in the mid 1950's and a photographer for, Life Magazine took notice of her and she was given the chance to appear on the cover of the magazine.

Soon she found work as a stage actress and was appearing in such productions as, "The World of Suzie Wong".  Soon she broke into the film industry adding such film credits to her resume as, "In Love and War" (1958) starring with Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Bradford Dillman and Sheree North, "South Pacific" (1958) starring alongside Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, Ron Ely and Tom Laughlin, "Satan Never Sleeps" (1962) starring with William Holden and Clifton Webb, "A Girl Named Tamiko" (1962) also starring Laurence Harvey, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill and Miyoshi Umeki, "Diamond Head" (1963) starring Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, James Darren, Aline MacMahon, Philip Ahn, Vaughn Taylor and Elizabeth Allen, "Dimension 5" (1966) starring with Jeffrey Hunter and Harold Sakata, "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" (1973) co-starring Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Lew Ayres, Severn Darden, John Huston and Paul Williams, "China Cry" (1990) starring with James Shigeta and Julia Nickson and her most recent appearance in, "The American Standards" (2008).  

Over the course of her career she has also appeared on such television series as, "Burke's Law", "Columbo", "St. Elsewhere", "I Spy", "Gunsmoke", "Chopper One", "The Magician", "Charlie's Angels", "Fantasy Island", "Magnum, P.I", "Santa Barbara", "Hong Kong", "Knotts Landing", "The Single Guy" and "The Outer Limits".

France Nuyen has married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell in 1963 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1966.  She then wed actor Robert Culp in 1967 however by 1970 this marriage also ended in divorce. 


2008         The American Standards
2003         The Battle of Shaker Heights
1999         The Outer Limits
1997         A Smile Like Yours
1997         The Magic Pearl
1996         The Single Guy 
1995         OP Center
1995         Angry Cafe
1994         A Passion to Kill
1993         Murder, She Wrote 
1993         The Joy Luck Club
1992         Raven
1991         Write to Kill
1990         China Cry: A True Story
1990         Knots Landing
1990         Nasty Boys
1989         Generations
1989         Santa Barbara
1986-1988     St. Elsewhere
1985         Crazy Like a Fox 
1985         Midas Valley
1985         Magnum, P.I. 
1984         Jealousy
1984         Automan 
1981-1983     Trapper John, M.D. 
1978-1980     Fantasy Island 
1978         Death Moon
1978         Columbo 
1977         Charlie's Angels
1977         Code Name: Diamond Head 
1971-1977     Hawaii Five-O 
1976         Police Woman 
1976         Police Story 
1969-1976     Medical Center
1974         Kung Fu 
1974         The Six Million Dollar Man 
1974         Chopper One 
1974         The Magician 
1973         Battle for the Planet of the Apes
1973         The Big Game
1973         The Horror at 37,000 Feet
1971         One More Train to Rob
1971         Slingshot
1970         Black Water Gold 
1968         Star Trek 
1966-1967     I Spy 
1966         Dimension 5
1966         Gunsmoke
1965         The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965         Burke's Law
1963         The Winston Affair
1963         The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 
1963         Diamond Head
1962         A Girl Named Tamiko
1962         Satan Never Sleeps
1961         The Last Time I Saw Archie
1960         Adventures in Paradise 
1960         Hong Kong
1958         In Love and War
1958         South Pacific 

Matinee Classics - Battle for the Planet of the Apes starring Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Lew Ayres, John Huston, Paul Williams, Austin Stoker, Noah Keen, Richard Eastham, France Nuyen, Paul Stevens, Heather Lowe, Bobby Porter and Michael Stearns
Matinee Classics - Black Water Gold starring Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen and Ricardo Montalban

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